IGCSE Options: Initial Booklet and associated Subject Videos

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

I am delighted to share with you the initial options booklet for IGCSE and BTEC Level 2 subjects for 2021-23.

Please find the booklet containing subject overviews and all other options information HERE

As mentioned in the booklet, initial options choices can be made from Monday 5th October; a Jot-form will be sent out in another bulletin for students to make these choices. The initial options choices will be closed on Monday 12th October. Please note, the option blocks will be established on the basis of these choices and so any considerable changes may not be possible once they have been created. Students should therefore consider their initial choices very carefully.

Additionally, students will have been shared the key information through an Options Launch Assembly on Monday 28th September and are strongly encouraged to discuss their choices with their tutor, subject teachers and Head of Year in the meantime.

We have also produced videos offering more information and a greater insight into each subject. Please find the links to the various subject videos HERE.

Options subjects:

IGCSE French and IGCSE Spanish

IGCSE Mandarin


IGCSE Business Studies

IGCSE Computer Science

IGCSE Design and Technology

IGCSE Geography

IGCSE History

GCSE Media Studies


IGCSE Physical Education

BTEC Business


Core subjects:

IGCSE English Language

IGCSE English Literature

IGCSE Mathematics

IGCSE Science


Kind regards,

Samantha Hine

Head of Year 9 

Discovery Bay International School